Advanced Improvisation Ensemble for Dancers and Musicians (DAN4361.02) (cancelled 2/26/2024)

Susan Sgorbati & Michael Wimberly

This class is for advanced dance improvisers who will collaborate with musicians in creating ensemble forms for the performance of improvisation. We will meet once a week with musicians to create a performance at the end of the term. Students will learn a Solo Practice and an Ensemble practice in improvisation techniques. Development of a movement vocabulary, pattern recognition, negotiation of roles, attention to phrasing and the arcs of spontaneous composition will all be included in the daily practices in class.

Learning Outcomes:
improvisation skills
pattern recognition

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Students must audition and receive approval from one of the instructors. Please contact Michael Wimberly ( with a letter of interest. Auditions scheduled by appointment. Instrumentalists must be proficient on their instrument. Students must have previous work in improvisation.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 1
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Once a year

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